THE Former Director General of the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has berated those calling for arrest of wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha as ignorant and not fit for any civilised society.
said the Cleric who advised the security operatives to arrest Aisha
based on the interview she granted the BBC on her displeasure over the
state of things with President Buhari, is living in a stone age
also former Minister of Aviation said Aisha spoke her mind on what she
felt was not right around her husband, while exercising her
constitutionally guaranteed freedom to do so.
He said it was
nobody’s business to intervene on the issue between the First Lady and
her husband let alone calling for her arrest.
He said in a tweet, “Those that are calling for the arrest of Aisha Buhari for speaking her mind belong to the stone age.
are not worthy of being called men let alone being called clerics or
men of God. Next thing they will call for her stoning to death.
are some mad people at the highest level of governance in this country.
Our country needs serious prayers”, Fani-Kayode said.
Islamic cleric, Shiek Ismail Illyasu Mangu had earlier called on
security agencies to arrest the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, for
publicly criticising her husband.
The cleric while speaking
to worshipers after the Jumaat prayers suggested that members of the
opposition in the country were using first lady to tarnish the image of
the president and the country.
He had said, “We are sad about
the interview granted by the wife of the President. We believe that
opposition members in the country are using her against the government.
statement is unfair and capable of inciting violence. It is a threat to
the peace of the country and we do hope the security agencies will
immediately arrest her,” the cleric said.
“We believed that
some ungrateful elements in the country are using the wife of the
president to tarnish the image of the president and the country.
Nigerians are not in her support.”
Aisha Buhari had in an
interview she granted the BBCon Friday expressed her frustration over
the manner some cabals in the presidency allegedly hijacked the
president while dictating the tune of event at the expense of those she
said voted for the president
In what appeared to be a
reaction to Aisha’s remarks, Buhari during his state visit to Germany
said, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to
my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
reaction has since been drawing condemnation from across the globe,
prompting his media aide, Mallam Garba to explain that the President was
only being humorous in his remarks.